Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Located in the hills above Verona, our family-run farm cultivates olives indigenous to the area, mainly Grignano, Favarol e Pendolino, as well as other Italian varieties including Frantoio and Moraiolo.
We are known for our lightly and medium fruity extra virgin olive oils with elegant notes characteristic of these cultivars, such as citrus, green almond and freshly-cut grass. With their harmonious balance of bitterness and pungency, they are the true expression of Italian excellence.
We belong to the small category of artisanal producers who are directly involved in every phase of production, always favoring quality over quantity.
The fortunate geographical position of the farm, with south-west exposure, guarantees excellent sunlight throughout the growing season and the altitude, at 200 mt above sea level, ensures the diurnal temperature variation essential to the quality of the fruit.
In October, we gather the olives in the phenological state of early maturation, and every evening bring them to the mill where the oil is cold-extracted within hours of picking. In this way, the oils best express their characteristics aromas and the freshness we seek in every harvest.
Obtained from typical local cultivars, namely Grignano, Favarol and Pendolino, this medium fruity extra virgin olive oil is characterized by distinctive citrus and floral notes, with a finish of green almond. On tasting, it confirms these olfactory sensations, with a well-balanced, delicate bitterness and peppery pungency.
The oil from this grove, named for the stone terracing walls, or marogne in local dialect, is extracted primarily from Frantoio olives, as well as Moraiolo and Grignano. It is a medium fruity oil that evokes green almond with evident notes of freshness and just-cut grass. In the mouth it clearly recalls both artichoke and cardoon. Its bitterness is decisive and its pungency persistent and enduring.
Partial list of prizes and recognitions:
2012: first prize winner, Palio dell'Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva Novello (AIPO, Verona)
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017: Certificate of distinction - Palio dell'Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva Novello (AIPO, Verona)
2013, 2014, 2016, 2017: Certificate of merit (assigned to the highest scoring oils), AIPO d'Argento
2015: Third place, 100% Italian, lightly fruity category, AIPO d'Argento and certificate of merit
2016: Second place, Palio dell'Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva Novello (AIPO, Verona)
Included in the SLOWFOOD Guida agli Extravergini 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (with the distinction, Grande Olio), in 2016
2017: first place winner, Città di Verona Contest; Gold medal to "Campo delle Marogne" bronze medal to Cordioli Blend, AVPA Paris Competition; gold medal New York International Olive Oil Competition to the Cordioli Blend, 100% Italian category
Included in the Gambero Rosso Oli d'Italia 2017, with three leaves (exceptional, exciting oils) to the Cordioli Blend, and two leaves (excellent oils) to "Campo delle Marogne"